Dead & Company Live at Autzen Stadium on 2018-06-30
Subject: Oh, baby...was this show great.
Living in Eugene for several years now, and seeing the Ducks play there, I was thrilled to learn Dead and Co were coming.
Off the top of my head, I've seen around 25-30 Dead reincarnation shows, in small to big venues, since the Big Man's passing (19 shows prior w/ Jerry). This show was the best I’ve seen post-Jerry and it's not even close...so so solid and interesting. Soft and sweet where it needed to be and crushing and thunderous when it had to happen--and everything in between. Tight over many difficult transitions. The St Stephen/William/11 transition was mentioned below and is spot-on. Another great one was Peggy-O > Sugaree ... the slowly lilting wind-down of a remarkably beautiful Peggy-O (that accdg to Bobby's posting of the setlist on Twitter was inserted in-show) w/ Mayer and Oteil seamlessly strumming/hitting the first familiar notes of Sugaree. Seems a small thing, but in stadium, the crowd went nuts as the perfect songs were paired and coalesced in time and space.
Sugaree came with a tease of Santo & Johnny's famous slide guitar number, "Sleep Walk", at around 5:25.
So many highlights, honestly - the second set rightfully getting a lot of attention, but the first is no slouch right from the get-go.
So many memories and tears were falling during beautiful and tightly-played renditions of BTW, Peggy-O, El Paso and Brokedown.
On the El Paso...this is an ode to 11-15-71 Austin, the one time they played a DS > El Paso > DS sandwich (many great DS > El Paso, too). We all have our own takes, but I thought this was both beautiful and brilliant, having worn out my Maxell XL II of the Austin show back in the day. After the acoustic Peggy-O and seeing Bob on stage with his acoustic again, I turned to my bros and said, "I think we have an El Paso > DS coming". The El Paso is just so sweetly and smoothly played and transitions seamlessly back into DS without a missed beat.
Thank you so much John Hermsen for taking the time and energy to tape, process, and transfer - this mix is really great. I'll return to this show time and time again thanks to you.
Thank you, guys - God bless the Grateful Dead.
Subject: So glad I made it!
chief4corn - I love that! “STFU DURING DARK STAR!” I think I’d like to make a shirt with that line.
FYI, it was a security staff who was chatting all the way through the most face-melting parts of the 2nd Set. Ugh.
? Oh, I see now. It looks like “beather” is reviewing the band’s performance and not necessarily the recording itself...
Personally, I thought the playing was excellent throughout. Admittedly, I had a hard time with Mayer - up until this show. He seems to finally be relaxed and comfortable enough with the band that he’s not trying so hard to “prove something” and because of that he was able to fit in very nicely, and shred where appropriate.
I loved the old school 2nd Set! Could have been straight out of 1968.
“ezpz” - yes that was probably me. Fuzzy wind screens on the mics.
Subject: Somethin' 'bout Oregon.
Subject: Great stuff.....
**Out on the road today I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.... Voice inside my head said, "can't look back, can never go back"...... But damn I wish I could.... and this is as close as I'm going to get....
**great line, Mr. Henley :)
Subject: dark star-el paso-dark star
Its an amazing show.
Very engaging recording.
STFU DURING DARKSTAR
I hope very much to see a setlist like this one day
Subject: The Show of the Tour
Subject: Best show they have played
Subject: Excellent recording
This is more enjoyable than the sbd.
Subject: Awesome show, great recording
Long drive from the Gorge, made it in around 6:45pm, meet the neighbors, grab a beer and the show starts. Wish I could review the first set better but remember it was very good. Set 2 is one for the ages. Everything is awesome, can't say enough about this show, other than it has already gotten many plays on the stereo.
Thanks for the recording, I'm hoping to see Gorge and Shoreline recordings too!
Subject: Good times, good times...
Tina says "No. We just can't afford it this year. Wish we could."
Boss says "You can. I'm going to get you and Sam tickets, and since you're a little hippie chick I don't want you trying to drive home, so I'll get you a hotel room too."
WE GOT MIRACLED BY TINA'S BOSS!!!
Oh yeah...the show was good, too. A really rockin' first set with the high points (IMHO) being the opening DEAL, and later the SUGAREE was off the hook. The second set was jamm laden and got a bit meandering in parts, but still gotta love the STEPHEN->ELEVEN. I think if there was a low point, it was EL PASO. It just didn't fit. But the second set complimented the Amazonian Cubensis I got earlier.
Subject: killer show, nice aud
Subject: Eugene brings out the best
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